Primerio’s Merger Team First to Obtain Clearances on Bayer’s $66 Billion Monsanto Acquisition
The Global Competition Review 2019 GCR Awards honoured the companies and their in-house and outside counsel responsible for shepherding the massive agriculture transaction through the multi-jurisdictional merger-control processes around the globe. The Bayer/Monsanto (with divestitures to BASF) merger garnered overall “Matter of the Year” as well as “Merger Control Matter of the Year” in Europe. The ceremony took place in Washington, D.C., during the annual ABA Spring Meeting antitrust conference.
The legal team advising St. Louis-based Monsanto on all African competition approvals was led by John Oxenham and Andreas Stargard, ably assisted by attorneys in 4 African jurisdictions — South Africa, COMESA, Tanzania, and Kenya. The Primerio lawyers had the unique distinction of obtaining the first out of dozens of required clearances.